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Wilton displays its charm and quiet, relaxed atmosphere set amid rolling hills. Here you will find the Wilton Cheese Factory, one of the area’s finest cheese makers where the family tradition of artisan, old fashioned cheeses is still upheld, operating since 1867.

Wilton is also home to the Wilton Tack Shop, housed in the former 200 year old Simmons Feed Mill. The mill, along with a saw mill, both built by Loyalist Lt. Simmons in the latter part of the 1700's, gave the hamlet its original name of Simmons Mills.

Depending on the season, you might find an ice cream cone at the General Store or crunchy apples at a roadside market. The carefully restored Wilton Hall (formerly the Methodist and United Church built in 1874) is another feature of this lovely hamlet.

The old Wilton schoolhouse, another historic building, was built in the 1850's by the Saul brothers who were responsible for many stone churches and homes in the Township. Generations of local families received their education in the one room school which closed its doors in 1970. The building has since been used as a private home and a pottery studio/showroom.

History and scenic beauty will welcome you in Wilton. Click here for the Historic Driving Tour map.